I finally got round to opening and counting the cash in our Sealed Pot, over a week after everyone else has been counting the contents of theirs.
See SFT's Blog 'Life After Mortgage' for lots more information from SFT and the other Sealed Potters.
It didn't look much lurking in the bottom of the 'bread bin' .....
.... it appeared slightly more once tipped out ...
... but was most impressive when lined up and counted.
I toyed with the idea of taking it all to the coin counting machine in our local Sainsbury's, (our banks don't have them) but the thought of giving away 8.9% of our hard saved money swung it in favour of counting it myself.
I was glad I did ... there was
..... a grand total of £371.27
So much more than I thought there would be, mainly because there was £250 worth of £2 coins, I guess we had got in the habit of saving them.
I know I said I would ... but I can't bring myself to spend it all on shopping for Christmas as was our first idea ... instead I have the twinkling of a plan, a new challenge for the New Year that needs some thrashing out in my head and on paper. Can I really do it, I don't know ... it would be a real challenge, perhaps even needing it's own Blog or at the very least a page of it's own, or a day of it's own on here. Even more of a Challenge than last years attempt to make the £480 we got out of the Sealed Pot then last for all our shopping needs for this year ( we didn't do too badly, it lasted until July).
I need a little more time to think about this one, but when an idea starts a brewing, my brain is suddenly in gear and I could be off in any direction :-)